Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School

7401 Burbage Drive
Suffolk, VA 23435
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 759 students in grades 6-8, Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 759 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • : Top 50% in VA
  • : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • : 76% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School's student population of 759 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
759 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
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School Rankings

Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (VA)
#892 out of 1792 schools
(Top 50%)
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47%
54%
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76%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
18%
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Black
56%
22%
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White
24%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.62
This chart display the diversity score of Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School's ranking?
Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School is ranked #892 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
47% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 76% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School?
759 students attend Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School students are Black, 24% of students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School?
Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School offer ?
Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School part of?
Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School is part of Suffolk City PBLC Schs School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 759 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • : 76% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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